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Nathan Junttila highlighted in Ponsse newsletter

May 30, 2017

For the third year in a row, Finlandia University and Ponsse, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of forest machines for the cut-to-length method, have partnered for to offer the Ponsse Einari Vidgrén Foundation Internship. The internship includes a couple weeks working in Finland. This year’s student is Nathan Junttila. Below is a story originally published in PONSSE NETWORK BULLETIN. It has been reposted with permission.

Nathan Junttila’s Ponsse Story

Nathan Junttila

Nathan Junttila from the United States is here at Ponsse Oyj as an intern for the next three weeks until June 16, 2017. Nathan, who studies business management, was granted this opportunity by the Einari Vidgrén Foundation.

Before Nathan came to Vieremä, he spent two weeks with Ponsse North America in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. There he interviewed many of the long-term employees and customers of Ponsse and learned a lot about the history of the company. This is all for his project, which will be to put together the history of Ponsse in North America. Nathan also travelled to Coburg, Oregon to see the new Ponsse service shop and helped out with the Chicagoland Slam TORC Races in Chicago, where Ponsse sponsors some of the racers.

Nathan is originally from Hancock, Michigan and has been studying Business Management and Entrepreneurship since 2013. He will be graduating from Finlandia University in December of 2017. After that, Nathan hopes to find work and maybe someday start his own business.

While Nathan is with us, he will also learn more about his Finnish roots. Nathan’s family originally immigrated to the United States from Kuusamo back in 1912, and he is very excited to learn more about his family history.

This is Nathan’s first time coming to Finland, and he looks forward to seeing Finland. He is also looking forward to seeing how business is done here. In addition, Nathan will travel with us to the Elmia Wood Show in Sweden. He hopes to learn a lot during his time here, and is grateful to the Einari Vidgrén Foundation and Ponsse for granting him this great opportunity.


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